Sunday, August 29, 2010
Grant Rohloff was born in Hollywood, California in 1935 and started surfing in the early 50's. His love of the sport led him to a brief apprenticeship with Surfer Magazine founder and legendary surf filmmaker John Severson, which in turn led to his own career as a still photographer and filmmaker. Grant's first project, "The Wonderful World of Surfing," was released in 1960 and was followed by 12 other surf films, including the highly acclaimed "Men Who Ride Mountains." Rohloff always began his movies with a comic scene in keeping with his mission to not only inform with his films, but to entertain. To Grant, filmmaking, photography and surfing were much more than a vocation; they were a way of life.